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Kesar Peda



  1. Soak the saffron in warm milk.
  2. Crumble the khoya. If very hard, grate the khoya. Add powdered sugar and mix well.
  3. Put mixture in a large heavy or nonstick pan. Heat on medium high for few minutes. Reduce the flame and cook till soft and gooey.
  4. Make sure to stir continuously, while on heat. When mixture is thick and gooey, add cardamom and saffron. Add the colour if desired.
  5. Mix well, and take off fire. Allow to cool, gently turning occasionally.
  6. Use cookie moulds, or shape pedas with palms into patty rounds. Mix pistachios and cardamom seeds and press a bit on top of each.
  7. If using moulds, first sprinkle some at bottom. Take some mixture and press into mould. When set well, invert and carefully, un-mould.

Dahi Vada



  1. Wash and soak the two dals overnight in water.
  2. Drain out excess water. Add asafoetida, salt and green chilli. Grind to make a thick batter, beat till fluffy. Now heat oil in a large frying pan. Add spoonfuls of dal batter in oil and fry until turned golden brown. Remove excess oil. Drop the hot vadas in a cold water bowl and leave for about 3-4 minutes. Take each vada out from water, squeeze and set aside. Now add garam masala, pepper and salt in beaten curd. Pour curd mixture over vadas, placed on a deep bottomed dish. Sprinkle with roasted cumin powder and chopped coriander leaves.
  3. Dahi Vada is ready to serve with sweet tamarind chutney.




  1. Boil the milk and allow it to cool completely.Keep aside.
  2. Add the ground powder and mix well. Refrigerate the mixture for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Strain the mixture through a sieve, add the sugar,peppercorns and saffron and mix well.
  4. Serve chilled. strawberries. Sandwich together with sponge tops.Dust with icing sugar and serve.